LAWRIE & Symington Ltd sold 220 store heifers in Lanark on Tuesday to a top of 259p per kg and an average of 215.2p, while 179 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 269.5p and levelled at 226.5p.

Forty-nine store, dairy-bred bullocks sold to 175p and averaged 142.9p.

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 152 prime hoggs in Newton Stewart yesterday to a top of £94 per head and 209p per kg to average 185p (-13p on the week), while 222 prime lambs peaked at £122 and 273.7p to level at 245p (+16.4p). A small show of 92 cast sheep saw ewes sell to £107 for a Beltex and £70 for Blackfaces. The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart sold 27 prime heifers in Dumfries yesterday to a top of 236.5p and an average of 220.6p.

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There were 68 cattle presented in the rough ring when beef cows averaged 133.8p and dairy cows levelled at 104.2p.

The firm also sold 108 prime hoggs to a top of £81.50 and 224p to average 212p (+7.2p), while 32 prime lambs peaked at £117 and 283p to level at 270.3p (+23.7p). The 164 cast sheep forward saw heavy ewes sell to £117 for a Suffolk and average £83.29, while light ewes peaked at £84.50 for Cheviots and levelled at £62.38.